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Old 09-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Dinette legs

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows why the 19 has the "tube" style legs, while the 15 and 17 have the hinged type? Is there any reason why the 19 could not be built with the other style of legs on the dinette?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Ours is.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Dinette legs

Our 19 has the hinge style. We had to ask for it though because there are extra bits of plywood that need to be glassed in during the initial lay-up process.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Re: Dinette legs

we are in the planning phase.. due Nov. 23rd.What are the pros and cons of the 2 styles. we are complete newbies to RV'ing
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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Re: Dinette legs

Ours had the two post system and i wish we had of got the hinge. Reason being is that our table is alaways down as a bed and the two pieces that are screwed into the floor for the posts are a pain in the back side when sliding things under there for storage, also putting the table up and down with the posts is difficult to say the least. I have had the hinge style in other trailers and while still and bit of a pain is easier in my opinion to put up and down. I suppose it probably comes down to how you think you will use that are of the trailer the most.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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Re: Dinette legs

Exactly what Dmac said. We had the hinge setup on the 17B we had previously and found that it works very well. The posts can be quite difficult to remove and when the table is down you have to put them somewhere.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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I wasn't aware that it was a option,I should have asked i guess.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Re: Dinette legs

With the table attached to the wall, does it still slide side-to-side?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Re: Dinette legs

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With the table attached to the wall, does it still slide side-to-side?
No. I had Escape cut enough off the corner of the table by the washroom to allow a person to get by and the other corner by the door was left square. I'm very happy with this setup. The table is secure when up because it's attached to the wall and when it's down there is nothing on the floor that might interfere with "things" being stored there.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Well I guess you can not have it go side to side if you have it go up and down
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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We also had the hinged table and two bench seats put in the rear of our 19 instead of the permanent bed. We use it for dining and as a work area when the weather is crappy. The hinged table in the front serves the same purpose except for the dining part. We got the idea from our previous 17 and Reace & company did a fabulous job installing them in the 19.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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Re: Dinette legs

Is the hinge type as sturdy ...the two post style looks to be secure. we haven't seen a picture of the hinge style but would it not become loose at the hinges after some use?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Well, "hinged" may conjur up different mental pictures to different folks. Unless you see it, the hinge on the Escape tables is difficult to explain. When put in place, the table is attached to the wall by two what can be called "cleats", one on each side of the table end. The table has the male portion and the wall has the female portion. The side away from the wall has a foldable leg underneath that is lowered and clicks into place. When the table is dropped down to make the bed, the end away from the wall is raised to allow the male portion of the cleats to disengage from the female portions. There is a metal rod that acts as the hinge. The leg is folded up, the table is pulled out from the wall which allows the hinge to lower it down to the bed position.

For people who haven't seen it in action, this probably makes absolutely no sense <g>. Maybe someone who knows how could post a link to a video showing the procedure.

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Here you go
http://www.rvpartscountry.com/RVTableSupports
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